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Parametric solutions for extreme disruptions
Shock events, from earthquakes to epidemics, can cause prolonged interruptions to businesses large and small.
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Protecting against assuming unsustainable risk
Matthew Grant caught up with CEO Marty Smuin about how generative AI is adding a new dimension to property analysis.
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Building resilience to climate risks
In this month’s issue of Climate Risk, we cover new initiatives for reducing the impact of climate events; including a partnership for severe weather early warnings and investment into companies focusing on climate resiliency.
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Quotech: underwriting technology built by underwriters
InsTech’s Ali Smedley recently sat down with Guillaume Bonnissent, Founder and CEO at Quotech, to discuss why he decided to build the Quotech platform, how the company works with new data sources and its latest exposure management module.
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The burning question – what is causing wildfires?
Wildfires have cost the insurance industry more than $70 billion over the last decade. Early detection and fire prevention strategies are the most effective ways of reducing losses. But to stop the burning quickly, we need to understand how wildfires are starting.
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Innovation in the London Market
Robin Merttens is joined by CEO and President of Verisk Specialty Business Solutions (VSBS), Tim Rayner to discuss VSBS's evolution and the challenges of decision-making and procurement in the London market.
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Hidden climate risks: the future of parametric? – The Parametric Post Issue 65
While mandatory climate disclosures are starting to make organisations more aware of the financial impact of climate change, some less obvious climate risks remain underappreciated. Do these risks represent the parametric insurance market of the future? Mitiga Solutions, one of the firms helping organisations with mandatory disclosure reporting, recently told us about some of the novel use cases of its climate analytics.
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A view from the top
Guidewire's President and Chief Revenue Officer, John Mullen, spoke to Matthew Grant about the company's journey as it continues to grow, the climate of the insurance industry and what are the driving forces of innovation in the company.
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Generative AI in Practice – Issue 7
Most technology is ‘deterministic’; it operates under a predefined logic and produces consistent and predictable outcomes. Add a contact to your CRM, and it appears as expected. Query your policy management system about a company, and the details pop up without fail. Even the machine learning algorithm that calculates your car insurance premium is deterministic; feed it the same data and it will produce the same results.
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GeoSmart: putting a spotlight on groundwater flooding
InsTech’s Ali Smedley recently sat down with Paul Drury, Director of Product Development at GeoSmart Information, to discuss why insurers should be thinking about groundwater flooding and what the company can do to help.
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Agile pricing for a world of change
Matthew Grant speaks to Adrian Coupland, Head of Sales at Earnix about the challenges insurers face today in a changing risk landscape and how Earnix offers a rating and pricing analysis platform to help insurers effectively price their policies and stay profitable.
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January news – $73 million funding, ships, war and thunderstorms
Matthew Grant is back with another in episode of what happened in insurance in the past month. He is once again joined by Nigel Walsh, Managing Director, Insurance, Google Cloud US, alongside Martha Notaras, Managing Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures and Charlotte Halkett, Senior Consultant at Milliman. Tune in to find out about recent funding round news, how property insurance is affected by the climate recently and more.
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Promising signs for the parametric flood market – The Parametric Post Issue 64
Sign up to the newsletter here The Parametric Post, the only newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. Thought for the day… promising signs for the parametric flood market Flood, one of the most globally prevalent perils, remains significantly underinsured in 2024. Could this be the year that ...
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Insuring interruptions in global supply chains
Supply chains have become longer, more international and more time-sensitive for decades, creating complex networks of dependency and risk.
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EarthScan: making climate science accessible
InsTech’s Ali Smedley recently sat down with Mitiga Solutions’ EarthScan™ team to discuss its newest climate intelligence tool, how insurers and corporates are using it and why the company is continuing to invest in climate science expertise.
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Overcoming data overload: the tools underwriters need to get the job done
As an underwriter, how do you select the right tools to get the job done? Join us for an on-demand webinar as we are joined by leading insurance experts to find out.
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Passionate about claims management
In this episode, Matthew Grant sits down with Sarah Woolliscroft, Group Head of Operations & TPA and Wayne Calderbank, Group Data and Performance Director at Claims Consortium Group (CCG) for an exploration of the importance of technology in the claims industry and CCG's journey into the world of artificial intelligence.
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Are storms in the UK changing?
The UK is currently experiencing a series of damaging storms, with winds from Isha reaching over 100mph. Storm Jocelyn has followed close behind, arriving in the UK with 76mph gusts. Are storms in the UK becoming more frequent?
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Parametric solutions for non-damage business interruption – The Parametric Post Issue 63
Sign up to the newsletter here The Parametric Post, the only newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. The InsTech perspective… parametric solutions for non-damage business interruption Supply chain pressures, the COVID-19 pandemic and a climate-induced increase in weather variability have disrupted businesses around the world in ...
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Driving strategic value through corporate ventures
This week James Orchard, CEO of QBE Ventures, joins the podcast and discusses the shift in insurers' appetite for innovation, partnerships with startups, and the importance of collaboration in achieving strategic goals.